Wondering how to become a writer? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
You’ll learn things like…
· How to use foreshadowing to create believable fiction
· Why revision is the key to quality writing
· How to create realistic dialogue
· And many other things
So Where Do I Start?
They keep going through the hard times, through all the self doubt of whether they are any good or whether they are on the right path.
So What’s Next?
I once read Steven King say that there is only one rule to writing.
What is that, you ask?
What is the one secret key that will open the door to your bestselling novel?
OK, here it is.
Well, that’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? And, perhaps, a lot easier said than done.
You see, there will be no definite answers to the questions you have along your journey. But you will have clues and things that point you in the right direction.
One Small Step For Man…Or Woman
Don’t be boring. That’s pretty subjective isn’t it? A discussion of tax laws might be boring to one reader but tremendously interesting to another.
The point is, you need to know who your audience is.
That is the first step in the right direction. Once you understand this you will understand what other decisions to make.
One Giant Leap For Humankind
The next giant leap is to choose a literary genre.
A literary genre can be compared to a style of house.
A house is a house. But a two bedroom ranch is going to appeal to one type of buyer while a four bedroom Victorian will appeal to another. Genres come in different flavors too.
Science fiction might be right for some and Gothic novels for another. You just need to know who you are writing for.
Starting to get the idea now?
Once you’ve answered one question you will have others, plenty of others.
- What type of plot is best for my novel?
- What kind of characters should I use?
- Should I write narrative at this point or dialogue?
- The list goes on and on.
Your journey will be one of questions and answers.
Some questions will have a number of answers and you will have to determine which answer is the best one for your story.
But Don’t Worry!
The nice thing about how to become a writer is….
It’s not a performance art.
Shh! (No one can hear you writing poorly in the other room. You don’t have to show anyone until you’re perfectly satisfied).
So How Do I Get To That Point?
Just who are you and who do your readers see you as?
Whatever and whomever you may become, congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step toward that goal of answering the question of how to become a writer.